Ambrosia Red

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Ambrosia Red
Maturity early
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color red
Fruit shape round
Fruit size cherry
Fruit type cherry
Variety type open-pollinated
Country USA


My seeds were not true to type (whether crossed, not stabilized, mixed up seed, or a mutant, I'm not sure), because they produced round, golfball-sized/shaped, yellow tomatoes that were kind of late (quite unlike the description), but very, very productive. They had sort of transparent skin (you could see the veins), and were prone to splitting. They ripened fast after fruit set. This was my most vigorous variety in 2016. The first few fruits didn't have much flavor, but the many others after that tasted pretty good. I got seeds from another source for a future year (I'm not growing them in 2017) to see if they're true to type, since it sounds like such a great variety. Nevertheless, I wasn't disappointed with the variety (I got more tomatoes from it than almost any other plant). Note that I saved seeds in 2016 and am growing them again in 2017; they're growing tomatoes, sofar unripe, that look like Zapotec (it may have crossed with Zapotec, Pink Stuffer or Yellow Ruffled in 2016—or, maybe the father of the original cross was something that looked like that; whatever the case, it's early for a ruffled type, and it's prolific).

Seed source:

Gardenboy of (from Gardenboy's 2016 SASE offer)

Year grown: 2016

Location: New Plymouth, Idaho


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